Monthly Archive:: November 2012

Why Scrum Won

In the 1990s and early 2000s a number of different lightweight ‘agile’ development methods sprung up. Today a few shops use Extreme Programming, including most notably ThoughtWorks and Industrial Logic. But if you ask around,especially in enterprise shops, almost everybody who is “doing Agile” today is following Scrum or something based on Scrum. What happened? Why did Scrum win out over XP, FDD, DSDM, Crystal, Adaptive Software Development, Lean, and all [&hellip

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Hibernate Annotations vs. Hibernate Mapping Files

JPA annotations greatly simplify persistence programming with Hibernate, but to understand why they’re so great, it helps to understand what we needed to do before the introduction of annotations. Back to the Future: This Historical hibernate-mapping.xml File Hibernate makes persisting the state of your Java objects incredibly simple. However, in order for Hibernate to know [&hellip

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